From June 21-22, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), in cooperation with its Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America, hosted a training workshop on the high-level fissile material cut-off treaty expert preparatory group consultative process. The workshop took place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Caribbean government officials from Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago, working in the area of weapons of mass destruction and nuclear security, as well as representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), participated in the workshop on the high-level FMCT expert preparatory group consultative process.
The workshop was made possible with the financial support from the European Union pursuant to Council Decision 2017/2284 “to provide support to States in the African, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean regions to participate in the high-level fissile material cut-off treaty expert preparatory group consultative process”.
UNLIREC, as the regional organ of the UN Office for Disarmament, seeks to advance the cause of practical disarmament in Latin America and the Caribbean as part of its commitment to support Member States in their implementation of international disarmament and non-proliferation instruments, in particular, the 2001 UN Programme of Action on Small Arms.